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Feb 17, 2011 3:00am EST
to his combative approach to new jersey's democratic dominated legislature. he mocked his obama-backed predecessor john core sooin who said he would sleep on a cot in his office until the new jersey cries i was averted. >> i said you want to pass income tax increase, that's fine. i am going to veto it. and if you want to close down the government because of that, that's fine. but i want to tell you something. i am not moving any cot into the office to sleep in here. take a look at me. you think i'm sleeping on a cot? we submitted a budget that cut real spending 9% year over year. every department of state government was cut. and we balanced the budget without any new or increased taxes. >> then he attacked president obama for pushing investments in his state of the union speech. >> the big things are high speed rail. the big things are high speed internet access. a million electric cars on the road by some date. ladies and gentlemen, that is the candy of american politics. those are not the big things, because let me guarantee you something. if we don't fix the real big things,
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Feb 25, 2011 8:00pm EST
fire thousands of state workers and where is president obama who said this while campaigning for president. >> i'll put on a comfortable pair of shoes. i'll walk on that picket line with you. >> so far the president is no show. chris wallace and lou dobbs will talk about it. >> it's an emergency. >>> glenn beck has something to say about the big pro demonstrations that may take place tomorrow. the beckmeister will be here. >> you sound like thomas jefferson. >> i'm not thomas jefferson he was a [ bleep ]. >> cbs loses millions of dollars because charlie sheen has become unhinged. >> geraldo has the inside story as two and a half men has been closed down. >> wow! >> caution, you are about to the no-spin zone from california. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hings i'm bill o'reilly reporting from los angeles. thanks for watching us tonight. why hasn't president obama gone to wisconsin in support of the union workers there? that is the subject of the talking points memo. on november 3rd, 2007, then senator barack obama said this on the campaign trail. >> if american workers
Feb 9, 2011 4:30am EST
obama gives up cigarettes for good. >>> sports sponsored by just for men, for mustache and beard. keep your edge. men, for mustache and beard. keep your edge. ,,,,,,,, >>> on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. sunshine, light winds, and cold temperatures will be around for the northeast. freezing temps will be on the move further in the texas region from the northern plains. and nice, sunny weather covers the west coast. >>> here's another look at this morning's top stories. anti-government protesters in egypt say they will not back down on the demands that president hosni mubarak leave office immediately. but, the mubarak government warns the protests cannot go on forever. >>> and prosecutors in los angeles say they will file felony grand theft charges against lindsay lohan. police say lohan was being investigated for allegedly stealing a necklace from a jewelry store. >>> today first lady michelle obama marks the first anniversary of her "let's move" campaign. her signature campaign is aimed at ending childhood obesity through exercise and healthier eating. amo
Feb 15, 2011 5:00pm EST
. >>> happening now, president barack obama says he's eager to have an adult conversation about overspending. we're deciphering the main messages of his surprise news conference. >>> plus, death chants by iranian lawmakers. they are trying to snuff out anti-government protests by calling for the execution of some opposition leaders. >>> and after months of scandal, italy's prime minister now facing trial on sex and abuse of power charges. we have an exclusive interview with a woman who is being investigated for hooking him up with young women. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm jessica yellin. you're in "the situation room." >>> president obama faced reporters today after enduring 24 hours of mostly bad reviews about his new budget blueprint. he used a hastily called news conference to defend his spending plan as well as his response to the revolution in egypt, and he laid down some new markers for his next two years in office. our senior white house correspondent ed henry was there. ed, the president seemed pretty defensive today. >> reporter: he was a little defensive in dealing with the situation
Feb 11, 2011 4:00am PST
carthy in egypt for us. thank you, terry. >>> president obama issued a critical and blunt statement following mubarak's latest defiant stand. now, clearly impatient, mr. obama said the universal rights of the egyptian people must be respected. quote, the egyptian people have been told that there was a transition of authority. the president said, but it is not clear yet that this transition is immediate, meaningful, or sufficient. ines ferre is in washington with more on this. good morning, ines. >> reporter: good morning, betty. and president obama held a late-night meeting at the white house with his national security team. they're scrambling right now, after being caught off guard by the latest turn of events. the white house was as surprised as anyone president mubarak did not step down. in a statement last night, president obama criticized the egyptian leader for not offering his people the reforms they demand. it is the responsibility of the government to speak clearly to the egyptian people and the word, it read. the egyptian government must put forward a credible, concrete and unequivo
Feb 16, 2011 11:00pm EST
asked you is president obama backing wisconsin workers 100%? 16% of you said yes. 84% of you said no. >>> the hot new candidate for president is from jersey. >> this is one popular guy in the gop. >> put up or shut up time. >> the new champion of right wing slash and burn budgets, governor chris christie wants the rest of the country to be like new jersey. but 49 states say they don't want to be like jersey. >> real housewives of new jersey, and now most regrettably the "jersey shore." not a place that thought of itself as a national leader. >> he wants republicans to cut spending no matter who it hurts and conservatives love that. >> why are so many republicans going gaga over chris christie? >> chris christie is riding a wave. >> speak it bluntly and directly, he repeatedly said he does not want to run. >> what do i have to do short of suicide to convince people i'm not running. >> is he so great or is the rest of the field that lousy? >> his draconian cuts will end up costing more jobs and have fewer people working. >> and while he was wowing conservatives, democrats and republica
Feb 16, 2011 8:00pm EST
dominated legislature. he mocked his obama-backed predecessor john core sooin who said he would sleep on a cot in his office until the new jersey cries i was averted. >> i said you want to pass income tax increase, that's fine. i am going to veto it. and if you want to close down the government because of that, that's fine. but i want to tell you something. i am not moving any cot into the office to sleep in here. take a look at me. you think i'm sleeping on a cot? we submitted a budget that cut real spending 9% year over year. every department of state government was cut. and we balanced the budget without any new or increased taxes. >> then he attacked president obama for pushing investments in his state of the union speech. >> the big things are high speed rail. the big things are high speed internet access. a million electric cars on the road by some date. ladies and gentlemen, that is the candy of american politics. those are not the big things, because let me guarantee you something. if we don't fix the real big things, there will be no electric cars on the road. >> he then addr
Feb 15, 2011 7:00pm EST
the vice president, heard from secretary of state hillary clinton, but then president obama himself today essentially calling the iranian regime hypocrite, saluted the demonstrators on the streets of egypt but now beating and quashing their own opposition at home. how does that impact the debate inside iran? >> reporter: what we are hearing from the obama administration is much different from what we heard two years ago. remember, there was some people who criticized the obama administration for not being vocal enough, they are playing their cards differently. they are leaning on the iranian regime more, they are adding more pressure on them and vocally coming out in support of the opposition movement l that be effective? will that be any different? it remains to be seen. >> reza sayah, as always, thanks for your help. from those troubling images iran, let's take a peek at egypt. much more encouraging pictures out of egypt today. this is the facebook page that was used to organize the demonstrations. remember, you had up here a more militant figure urging demonstrations, now, dreams came
Feb 15, 2011 12:00pm PST
new hope for a bart extension into san jose all thanks to a boost from the feds. president obama's budget allocates $130 million this year and sharon chin explains where all that money would go. >> reporter: construction plans to extend bart from this southernmost station in fremont to berryessa stay right on track thanks to a grant from the federal government. >> it's great news, getting a full funding grant agreement will allow us to move ahead. >> reporter: the federal transit administration has recommended the long-awaited bart extension get $130 million in federal funding this year. that's a big step in later securing an additional $900 million in federal money so the line can open in 2018. some regular bart riders look forward to the south bay expansion. >> i don't have a vehicle. so i think it's great. >> it means beating the traffic. because i know it's congested on those freeways. >> reporter: federal transit officials' recommendation for funding is an about-face from 2000 when they refused to recommend money for bart's extension, in 2004. the project was said to be too
Feb 11, 2011 4:30am EST
or not davis has diplomatic immunity which the u.s. claim he does. >>> president obama and several other world leaders are now questioning decisions by egyptian president hosni mubarak to remain in power. >> in the speech delivered yesterday on al-jazeera, he says he had no intentions of stepping down until september. ines ferre is there. >> reporter: promising the biggest demonstration yet. their anger and frustration only intensified thursday following the latest refusal to step down by president hosni mubarak. >> i have seen that it's required to delegate the powers and authorities of the president to the vice president. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands had poured into the streets hoping to witness history. but instead, mubarak pledged to transfer some power to his vice president and remain in office until september. after the initial shock, came outrage. protestors waved their shoed in the air, chanting in arabic leave, leave, the vice president told them to go home later. after the speech, president obama openly questioned the shift of power in a written statement and also urged officia
Feb 15, 2011 10:00pm EST
tonight. >>> also tonight, if you thought the battle over president obama's birth certificate was over, you haven't been paying attention. new state legislation, tonight a montana lawmaker says fe has no idea if president obama was born in america. >>> trying to keep iran's oppressive rulers honest as they try to crush their uprising at home. we begin with the brutal crackdown in iran and the courage of a protester speaking out. a voice the government of iran wants to silence. a voice belonging to a young woman who is risking her life tonight to get her message out to you. we're calling her sarah. her fellow pro-tess sors have been arrested. at least one is dead, shot by iranian government agents, shot by a government that is as brutal as hypocritical. if you what about to see what the iranian government is like, what its parliament is like, take a look at this. they're chanting death to two main opposition leaders in iran. that is the iranian parliament chanting for the death of two iranians, baying for blood. can you imagine american lawmakers doing that, being led in their chants by
Feb 8, 2011 4:00am PST
to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. the obama administration has refined its position on the question of whether mubarak should stay or go. the answer now is go but not yet. the white house admitted monday it does not endorse mubarak's immediate resignation. the obama administration is throwing its support behind the newly appointed vice president, but he says egypt isn't ready for democracy. all of this flies in the face of protestors as they've been on the streets now for 15 days. terry mccarthy has the latest. >> reporter: the protesters are still here in the square behind me. in fact, many of them slept out in what is becoming a virtual tent city in what is normally a busy public traffic square. in the battle of wills that is developing, the government has announced a pay rise of 15% for public servants. presumably to win their sympathies. and it has announced the stock market will reopen here next sunday. meanwhile, the uprising that has been largely leaderless has finally found its first hero. wael ghonim. he's a google executive in jail for 12 days for his invol
Feb 23, 2011 12:00pm PST
makovec, cbs 5. >>> a major reversal on gay marriage by uncle sam. the obama administration says it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law that bans the recognition of same-sex marriage. the justice department had backed the defense of marriage act until now. obama administration officials note the supreme court has ruled that laws criminalizing homosexual conduct are unconstitutional. >>> president obama is condemning the bloodshed in libya as new scenes of violence and chaos begin to trickle out of that country. the this is the latest amateur video that appears to show protestors destroying monuments and posters of their ruler moammar qaddafi. reports are surfacing that a libyan pilot chose to crash his jet instead of bombing a city. today the state department began ferrying u.s. citizens out of the country to the malta. the evacuation comes a day after qaddafi vowed to fight until his last drop of blood. >> he clearly is defiant and has pledged more violence here and so i don't think this is going to end quietly. >> president obama is expected to speak on
Feb 23, 2011 6:30pm EST
byzv ferry. and late today, president obama said the u.s. has a full range of options to hold qaddafi accountable. libya is divided with qaddafi loyalists and mercenary troops holding tripoli in the west. his opponents control bengaziand the oil-rich east and vowing to liberate the capital. mandy clark made it into libya today and filed this report. >> reporter: this was the scene in the coastal city of it, ubrok when we arrived at the main square tonight. residents shouted, "welcome to free libya, "and chanted, "down with qaddafi." inside the protesters' tents, young and old men fought for our attention. why are you here? why in the tents? >> we are here for the free. we need the freedom. >> reporter: like protesters across the arab world, they've captured the regime's brutality on cell phones. what am i looking at here? >> qaddafi's troops. they refused to kill people. they refused to kill our libyan brothers and sisters. >> reporter: in a qaddafi stronghold in tripoli, it was a very different scene. his supporters took to the streets in a noisy display of loyalty after his televise
Feb 9, 2011 4:00am EST
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Feb 11, 2011 6:00pm EST
to leave. >> reporter: president obama was in the oval office when he got word that mubarak had stepped down. and he watched on television some of the celebrations gripping cairo. >> the people in egypt have spoken. their voices have been heard. and egypt will never be the same. >> reporter: events unfolded so fast, the white house had to scramble to keep up. mubarak was rumored to be resigning yesterday. and demonstrators were furious when he said he wasn't leaving. the administration tried to walk a fine line. supporting the demands for democracy, but reluctant to abandon a key ally that gets over a billion dollars of u.s. aid every year. protest leaders are looking to the future. they're thrilled with mubarak's decision to leave. but they say they're not leaving the square until democracy fully takes hold in their country. >> reporter: in the hours after the news broke, president obama did huddle with his national security team in the situation room. but the white house says he did not speak with mubarak today or imhrgt e -- any other egyptian leader. we're live in the white house, i
Feb 28, 2011 6:00am EST
. >> what else did he do? >> he went bowling yesterday. which begs the question, obama v. meacham. who gets above 39. did you get above 39? >> i couldn't figure out the scoring. >> oh, my god. >> you don't have to. >> you're in college too long. >> i don't get the scoring either. i'm with you. >> it was ugly. it was a father/son tournament. let's just say inability to bowl is in fact genetic. >> so your son wasn't seeking -- >> the last time i bowled was in tennessee which congressman ford knows well from his campaigning day. >> harold ford jr. is with us. >> hard. >> i take it when you were wearing the cam mow hats in the '06 campaign you were bowling a lot? >> oh, yeah. we did. john and i were commenting, the state of mind when you go bowling in tolahoma. >> we have mark halperin joining us from washington. he has elegant bookcases behind him. >> he does. that's his hotel room. he insists on an elegant library. >> did you see any oscars last night? >> watched the whole thing. >> how stoned was james franco? >> completely. the moment to me that crystallized, pardon the pun, is when billy c
Jan 31, 2011 5:30pm PST
evacuate americans. in washington, the obama administration continues to call for a peaceful transition to democracy. we have extensive coverage tonight, including a team of correspondents in cairo. we begin with elizabeth palmer who has been covering the protests in the heart of cairo. elizabeth? >> reporter: good evening, harry. well, the protestors are still down in the square behind me, you may be able to hear them. several thousand of them. they've been chanting ever since quite a dramatic speech by egypt's vice president on television a couple of hours ago who offered talks with what he called "all political forces" on constitutional change. last week, the vice president's offer might have sounded like victory to the protestors. now, for this crowd, it's just not enough. "tell anyone who orders you to fire on us, no," the demonstrators chanted. "we are your people." people who have found a voice and a place to call their own. liberation square has become, as one demonstrator called it, the moral heart of egypt. >> we will be here until he gets out. >> reporter: the atmosphere is a
Feb 4, 2011 4:00am PST
in this place. >> reporter: the obama administration is reportedly talking with egyptian officials about ways to resolve the crisis. their discussions are said to include having mubarak step down now, instead of when his term expires in september. secretary of state hillary clinton condemned the violence thursday, and called for a smooth political transition. >> the egyptian people expect a meaningful process that yields concrete changes. >> reporter: u.s. lawmakers also turned up the pressure. >> stop the blood-letting, let's start a peaceful transition to a free and open society. >> reporter: but on the streets of cairo, few are listening to calls from the outside world. focused, instead, on the battles pitting egyptian against egyptian for the future of their country. and in washington, the debate between democrats and republicans on this issue is somewhat muted. that's because they both view egypt as an ally in the middle east. they also want democracy for the country. but they also are both concerned about the possibility of extremist influence in a post-mubarak government. terrell? >> i
Feb 6, 2011 6:00pm PST
's initial response to the protests was muted but in the 13 days since the obama administration, while stopping short of calling for president mubarik's immediate resignation, has pushed for an orderly transition to democracy. today in an interview with fox news's bill o'reilly president obama had this to say. >> that egypt is not going to go back to what it was. the egyptian people want freedom. they want free and fair elections. >> reporter: in a potentially explosive and rapidly changing situation, the president is trying to strike a balance. the administration is supporting the protestors demanding reform while also seeking to protect vital u.s. interests. >> it seems like of like a high wire artist where he has to walk a fine line between wanting mubarik to go, but not going away that creates chaos. >> reporter: analysts say the stake kos not be higher. not only in egypt but throughout the middle east. >> what has happened in egypt has transformed the arab world. and the united states is going to have to fundamentally shift its foreign policy in a way that it has resisted for the
Feb 15, 2011 5:30pm PST
obama stepped up the pressure on pakistan to release raymond davis, he's an american diplomat who's been jailed since he shot and killed two pakistani men in january. as david martin reports, the case has strained the relationship between two partners in the war on terror. >> reporter: facing a possible death sentence, raymond davis has been catapulted catapult from an obscure job at the american embassy in pakistan to the center of a diplomatic meltdown with a critical ally. dragged in. now the president has been dragged in. >> if our diplomats are in another country, then they are not subject to that country's local prosecution. >> reporter: davis is protected by a long-standing treaty which grants diplomats in foreign countries immunity from local laws. but he has been held in a pakistani jail for nearly three weeks since gunning down two men who apparently tried to rob him. the u.s. says it was self- defense. a local police call it cold- blooded murder and outraged pakistanis want davis hanged. >> it doesn't matter whether he was a diplomat or not. a murder is a murder and a murderer
Feb 20, 2011 7:00am EST
-737-0002, and independents, 202-628-0205. here is one of the headlines in "the washington post". "obama and congress had for face-off. shut down possible" senate and house are at odds. "the debate over the size and scope of the government now moves to the senate where leaders have said that the house plan which was adopted in the wee hours cuts too deep, and they are planning a far more modest proposal. with the senate of a recession all next week, senators have given themselves just a few days. given the tight time frame, it is unlikely the two chambers can agree on a compromise. if they do not, the government will shut down or congressional leaders will have to agree on a temporary measure for is water a couple oflittle as a weeks" john boehner says he will not include another extension unless it includes significant cuts." here is what nancy pelosi, the minority leader, had to say about the potential for a government shutdown. >> in recent days, we have heard talk about a government shutdown. let's remove all doubt. we all have a responsibility to make sure that there is no government shutdown. the l
Feb 11, 2011 11:00pm PST
, a much different tune in washington. president obama praised the protestors. this is what mr. obama said about the role of egypt's military during this transition. >> that means protecting the rights of egypt's citizens, lifting the emergency laws, revising the constitution and other laws to make this change irreversibel. >> even though the military is in control of the country right now mr. obama says it is only a temporary caretaker an despite the euphoria in egypt the president warns the days ahead will be difficult. he said this is not the ends of egyptian's transition, it is just the beginning. >> i'm proud of what they did. i feel deep admiration for their courage and their will to fight for their life and for their liberty and for dignity. >> and back at home in san francisco today demonstrators had planned to hold on emergency protest at the un plaza. it turned into a celebration instead. organizers say the same thing will probably happen for a planned solidarity vigil tomorrow. >>> police officers in vallejo late this afternoon killed a man. joe vazquez with what led up to that
Feb 13, 2011 7:30am PST
the constitution and set rules for a popular referendum to endorse those. >>> meanwhile obama administration is trying to figure out the composition of the military council in charge. who is in charge? who is handling diplomacy. >> one american official said it is something to figure out on pecking order, the first high level contact since mubarak's resigning yesterday. while things get sorted out, they are contacting every foreign minister in the arab world trying to get a fix on things. >>> meanwhile a prominent republican voice is criticizing the way president obama is handling egypt, he called mr. obama weak and indecisive. he said the administrations approach has been hesitant, inconsistant. confused and plain wrong. there should be more emphasis on protecting friends and allies. bolten made those comments in washington. >>> chanting and colorful egyptian flags in san francisco where hundreds of egyptian americans and supporters gathered at united nations plaza. their message calling on egypt to reform its government, ensure human rights protection for its people. some egyptian american
Feb 14, 2011 12:00pm PST
are not buying it. >> reporter: president obama's three trillion dollar spending plan arrived on capital hill this morning the white house says the proposal cuts the deficit by 1.1 trillion dollars over 10 years but republicans say it doesn't go far enough. >> continuation of as our chairman has said, a budget that unfortunately spends a little too much, taxes too much. borrows too much. >> reporter: the obama legislation says it can save on nondiscretionary spending it cuts $80 million from the pentagon budget, slashes money from the budget helping the poor buy heating oil. >> it will mean cutting things that i care deeply about but if we are going to walk the walk when it comes to fiscal discipline, because of cuts, these will be necessary. >> reporter: the president is also proposing spending increases such as education which is why, he visited a baltimore area school today that has republicans furious here on capital hill they want deeper cuts including a freeze on spending at 2008 levels. >> you have to understand, there is a $1.5 trillion deficit, so even if we were to hold things at le
Feb 16, 2011 5:30pm PST
received a call today from president obama, who expressed his concern. meanwhile, on capitol hill, president obama won a showdown vote today over a costly pentagon program. the house voted not to fund an alternative engine for the f-35. the next generation fighter jet. producing that engine would have cost $3 billion over the next few years. budget cuts are also being debated in a lot of state capitals these days, including madison, wisconsin, where more than 10,000 state workers staged a protest today. republican governor scott walker wants them to make greater contributions to their pensions and health insurance. the state faces a deficit of more than $3 billion. now to the perpetrator of the biggest financial fraud in u.s. history. bernard madoff is serving 150 years for ripping off investors to the tune of $65 billion. his ponzi scheme played out over 16 years, and no one was on to him? believe, jim axelrod reports so if you find that hard to believe, jim axelrod reports so does madoff. >> reporter: for 26 months, since bernard madoff's multibillion-dollar ponzi scheme unravel
Feb 10, 2011 4:30am EST
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Feb 24, 2011 4:30am EST
that attack. but, he wouldn't say what that proof was. >>> world leaders, including president obama, have condemned gadhafi's deadly crackdown against anti-government protesters. michael herzenberg is in washington with the latest on this. good morning, michael. what do you know? >> well, good morning, betty. the president hasn't had much to say publicly about the crisis. but wednesday, he condemned the violence and warned the world is watching. >> suffering and bloodshed is outrageous, and it is unacceptable. so are threats and orders to shoot peaceful protesters. >> reporter: the president also said his administration is now exploring a full range of options to respond to the crisis. that could include economic sanctions, even military action. one option, establish a no-fly zone over libya like the ones once enforced over iraq to keep a dictator from using his air force against his own people. without some kind of intervention, analysts predict the crisis will descend further into chaos. >> this is really a fight to the death, i think, in libya. not only for gadhafi and his regime, but
Feb 16, 2011 6:00am EST
to help you in any way. >> do news now. >>> president obama will meet with senate democratic leadership to discuss his 2012 budget proposal. yesterday, the president denied that he is ignoring the view of his own deficit commission which said entitlement programs must be slashed. >> the notion that it's been shelved is incorrect. it still provides a framework for a conversation. i mean, part of the challenge here is this town, let's face it, you guys are pretty impatient. if something doesn't happen today, then the assumption is it's just not going to happen. right? i've had this conversation for the last two years about every single issue that we've worked on. >> dr. sachs, even the chairman of his deficit commission said he ignored the deficit commission. erskine bowles. >> again, i think there are a few big things here. social security, first of all. that's not the big deal in the deficit. when it comes to, quote, unquote entitlements, it's the health care costs that are the big issue. >> medicare, medicaid. >> we have the most expensive health care system in the world because of the
Feb 5, 2011 6:00pm PST
. and the obama administration continues to work behind the scenes, pushing for an egyptian transition of power. we have a team of correspondents and expert analysis for you tonight, and we begin with mark strassmann in cairo. >> reporter: russ, there's a continuing clash here but it's not with rocks or punches. it's a fight over principle, and what is the needed timeline for mubarak to step aside? tahrir square felt more on edge today, vaguely ominous, as though protesters standing their ground might also be pushing their luck. for a 12th day, they chanted for change-- immediate, dramatic change. they'll leave once mubarak leaves. this protester said, "i don't want to go home. i won't sacrifice the blood of those who died." this past wednesday, cairo's streets erupted. that mayhem is now over but not the menace, not completely. in the square, the battle- scarred are everywhere and looking over their shoulder at a new worry-- egypt's army. the security presence here wants these protests to end. today a senior commander urged the crowd to bring down their barricades and go home. he was shouted d
Feb 15, 2011 4:00am PST
director jacob lew will testify at a house hearing just a day after obama unveiled a $3.7 trillion proposal. >> even as we cut out things that we can afford to do without, we have a responsibility to invest in those areas that will have the biggest impacts in our future. >> reporter: the president's plan calls for investments in areas like education and research, but also aims to slash $1 trillion from the deficit over the next decade. spending cuts would affect programs from urban development grants to heating assistance for low income families. >> this does more spending, more taxing, more borrowing. >> reporter: the proposal immediately drew criticism from both parties. >> you don't take a meat ax to this economy and cut things just for the sake of telling the american people you met a certain number. >> reporter: while the battle over next year's budget is just beginning, the fight over the current one is still far from over. today the house begins debate on a controversial bill to cut spending. republicans are fighting to save $61 billion from this year's budget to fund the government
Feb 17, 2011 5:00pm PST
out on bail. >>> president obama headed to the bay area. tonight, where secret service agents are already gathering. >>> the new bay bridge set to open earlier than expected. but the changes are going to start in just a few months. >>> i'm juliette goodrich in the east bay where there is a new spin on selling girl scout cookies. take a look! they are going crazy. i'll tell you about this new sales pitch coming up. ,, rocket scientists! you gave us the space age... but your savings accounts are stuck in the stone age! earn more commodore with interestplus savings at that's new school banking, baby! [ laughs ] instead of earning zilch, your savings will be earning three times the national average. three times more? roger that! go online and sign up at what's in your wallet?! this is a live look from s-f-o, where air force one is expected to touch down in abo >>> right now president obama is on his way to the bay area. we have live look for from you sfo, where air force one is expected to touch down in just about 35 minutes. the president will then
Feb 18, 2011 4:00am PST
the current temporary funding bill expires. >>> president obama continues his west coast tech tour this morning, flying from san francisco to portland, oregon, to inspect an intel computer chip plant. mr. obama dined last night with a dozen tech industry leaders, including facebook's mark zuckerberg, apple's steve jobs, and google's eric schmidt. >> he doesn't really care how facebook works or how they're going to design the next iphone. he's here to see how these companies grow in the middle of the worst recession ever. we're having great years. facebook, exploding through the recession. apple exploding through the recession. and many others, google. booming through the recession. >> the president hopes to boost the economy by promoting u.s. leadership in high-tech innovation. >>> now to the turbulent middle east. funerals are being held today in bahrain for protesters killed in a violent police raid yesterday. four anti-government demonstrators died and more than 200 were injured in the predawn attack on protesters camping out in bahrain's capital. cbs radio correspondent toula v
Feb 18, 2011 4:30am PST
yesterday. >>> president barack obama is still here in the bay area this morning. last night, he dined with silicon valley celebrities. he is looking for support for his plan to spend on high-tech initiatives. anne makovec is at sfo where the president is about to take off in four hours or so. >> reporter: he is leaving from sfo this morning hopefully the weather is going to hold up for his departure. but somehow even when the rest of the planes are delayed, obama's plane air force one makes it out. today he is headed to oregon. here's a look at his arrival here in the bay area yesterday to the cloudy rainy bay area. he is on the west coast to promote his agenda to make the u.s. more competitive globally pushing for new spending on innovation, education, high- speed rail and faster internet service. last night he had dinner win innovators like mark zuckerberg, steve jobs and eric schmitt at the private home of a venture capitalist, which meant massive security measures in the neighborhood. so excited people as you can see there. [ yelling ] >> reporter: and closed roads. neighbors did
Feb 26, 2011 6:30pm EST
battle for libya. president obama says for the first time that qaddafi has to go. while in hibbia, scores turn out for a funeral in the capital as armed qaddafi supporters patrol the streets. and in the eastern part of the country, rebels are strengthening their hold. i'm russ mitchell. also tonight, escape from libya. americans evacuated from a brutal civil war get to tell the story of their journey to safety. search for justice-- more than 40 years after civil rights-era crimes, a group of law students works hard to keep cold classes alive. an elusive street artist is leaving his mark on los angeles and tomorrow may have a rendezvous with oscar. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. it is already sunday morning in libya. after a quiet by tense day, filled with funerals and evacuations. and from the west, some very strong words from the president of the united states. let's attack a look at the latest. the capital city of tripoli is in lockdown. the u.n. estimates 1,000 people have been killed in the civil wa
Feb 18, 2011 7:00am PST
in opposition. the budget debate has even gained president obama's attention. >> what he sees happening in wisconsin, making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain, seems more like an assault on unions. >> reporter: it is an emotional issue in the state that gave birth to public worker unions 75 years ago. >> to take a and throw away the contract, to say that it's balancing the budget is bull crap. >> reporter: but new republican governor scott walker says he was hired to fill a $3.6 billion budget hole and his plan is saving 5,500 state worker jobs. >> this is a fraction of what most people working class, middle class citizens in the state are paying in terms of what we're asking for. >> reporter: the republicans say they have the votes. they need one democratic senator to come back. but, for now, all of them remain out of state in seclusion. cynthia bowers, cbs news, madison, wisconsin. >> joining us now from madison in wisconsin is the wisconsin governor, scott walker. governor, good morning. >> good morning, chris. >> we just hear from cynthia's report a second ago.
Feb 12, 2011 8:30am PST
relaxed a nighttime curfew in washington. president obama is urging movement towards free elections. he commented on the role of the military during the transition like this. >> that means protecting the rights of egypt's citizens, lifting the emergency law, revising the constitution and other laws to make this change irreversible. >> even though the military is in control of the country right now, obama says it's only a temporary caretaker, and despite the euphoria in egypt, he warns days ahead will be difficult. he says this is not the end of egypt's transition, it is just the beginning. >>> and signs of unrest today in another north african country. about 10,000 people flooded the streets of the capital of algeria. as many as 30,000 police officers tried to stop the protests. a human rights activists says more than 400 people were arrested. marchers want democratic reforms, but unlike in egypt, the protest in algeria is not geared towards getting rid of the president; a state of emergency has been in effect there for nearly 20 years. >>> at least 21 people are dead after a taliban at
Feb 28, 2011 3:00pm EST
. right now, president obama is meeting at the white house with the u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon. secretary of state hillary clinton is in geneva where she's echoed the president's calls for colonel gadhafi to step down immediately. we've learned, a short time ago, the united states military is moving assets closer to that country. yet, gadhafi has just told a bbc reporter that the people of libya love me. nbc's stephanie gosk is inside libya, and, stephanie, u.s. military assets moving closer to the nation, is this a sign of escalation? >> well, martin, certainly a sign of escalating pressure on the government here. the moving of the ships doesn't necessarily mean there are troops on the ground or some kind of military involvement. but what we've been seeing over last several days is a series of sanctions, first unilateral sanctions placed on this country by the obama administration, freezing the assets of the libyan government in the u.s. then you saw the u.n. pass its own package of sanctions. and these moves, really, instead of having necessarily a concrete effect on gad
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